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Timothy Olmsted, St. Paul Teacher Accused Of Discriminating Against Black Students, Sees Case Move To Federal Court
Sep-13-2012 467 0


Heights Community School parents have filed a lawsuit that is now moving to federal courts against the St. Paul Public School District in Minnesota, amid an investigation into allegations that teacher Timothy Olmsted discriminated against black students.

Olmsted resigned after the district placed him on paid leave in the spring after parents complained that he called black students "fat, black and stupid" and told them, "you will never amount to anything" and "you only have one parent.

The teacher also allegedly forced black students to sit in the back of the classroom, or sit with their desks facing the wall.

"He told the whole entire class that it is easier for him to teach rich white folks than poor black people," Tolbert told reporters.

Olmsted resigned in March, but is still being paid through the first week of October, and parents are dissatisfied. He is also not facing disciplinary action due to the resignation.

In the suit, parents claim that the district failed to protect their children from Olmsted, the Star Tribune reports. Latasha Tolbert, mother of 12-year-old Jamia Ware, said she made nearly 100 calls to school officials in the fall regarding Olmsted's classroom behavior, but the no one acted until January.

District representatives, however, tell the Star Tribune that an investigation was launched promptly and all complaints against the teacher were addressed immediately. Olmsted's attorney notes that the teacher "denies any improper conduct and believes that the claims against him are baseless."

But the educator has a record of controversy. The St. Paul School District reported in 2002 that Olmsted gave a sixth grade girl a birthday card with sexual innuendos, and requested that she read it to the class. He was also accused of giving a graphic description of castrating horses and throwing testicles into a field to feed cats.

For the various incidents over the years, disciplinary actions against him have ranged from written reprimands to days of suspension without pay. Students also find his more recent, racial comments strange.

"He would say random things like when I get out of the shower my dog dries me off," student Aylecia Ingram-Jones told reporters in a separate report.

Her father, Miguel Jones, has moved the teen to another school district, and asserts that there should be no question about whether Olmsted should be allowed to keep teaching.

"I wouldn't stand for it," Jones said. "Right is right. Wrong is wrong."

Minnesota does not have statewide regulations regarding disciplinary action for teachers, so process is followed based on district decisions and as outlined in teachers' union contracts.

The allegations in St. Paul are similar to complaints against Kathleen Pyles, a math teacher at North End Middle School in Waterbury, Conn., who was placed on paid leave in June while officials investigate claims that she addressed a black student with a racist remark.

Parents have accused Pyles of inappropriately calling a student "black boy" when she couldn't remember his name. When she first called the boy by the wrong name, he pointed out her mistake. So she responded, "How about black boy? Go sit down, black boy."

Parents are calling for her dismissal.

In another incident in March, a Virginia high school English teacher allegedly asked the only black student in the class to read a poem in a "blacker" manner.

Jordan Shumate, a ninth-grader at George C. Marshall High School in Falls Church, Va., says he was reading aloud Langston Hughes' "Ballad of the Landlord" when teacher Marilyn Bart interrupted him.

"She told me, 'Blacker, Jordan -- c'mon, blacker. I thought you were black,'" Shumate told The Washington Post.

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Kerry Burke Jul-22-2014 96 0
A highly touted Brooklyn principal was yanked from her post Monday, three days after state police caught her trying to smuggle heroin into a maximum-security prison upstate with a 10-year-old in tow, city education officials said.

Public School 28 Principal Sadie Silver, 40, of Bushwick, was arrested Friday with Michael Acosta, 34, after cops caught the educator and her partner carrying heroin and prescription drugs into Coxsackie Correctional Facility.

Silver and Acosta face felony charges of promoting prison contraband and criminal possession of a controlled substance, as well as a misdemeanor charge of endangering the welfare of a child, since they had a 10-year-old with them when they were collared.

State Police Maj. Patrick Regan said Silver and Acosta had arrived for a previously arranged visit with an inmate at the 1,000-inmate prison for men in Greene County, where they intended to pass off the drugs.

“Silver and Acosta were found to possess a quantity of heroin and suboxone, which they were attempting to deliver to the inmate,” Regan said in a statement. “Silver and Acosta brought a 10-year-old child with them while they attempted to deliver the narcotics.”

The two would-be smugglers were both released on bond. They each face possible prison time if convicted of their alleged crimes.

City education officials removed Silver from her job after hearing of her arrest and reassigned her to an administrative center away from students.

“We’ve reassigned her away from her school pending the outcome of her case,” said Education Department spokeswoman Margie Feinberg. Silver will continue to draw her salary of $129,920.

Before her arrest, Silver was known as an up-and-coming school leader who overcame her own troubled childhood to serve the children in the community where she grew up.

In a 2012 Daily News profile, Silver explained that she was a teen mother who dropped out of high school, but rose above those challenges to earn two master’s degrees. She has worked in city schools since 1996.

“It was the teachers that believed in me, that got me to where I am today,” Silver said in the article, which praised gains in reading scores at the school under her leadership.

But that year, Silver was slapped with a $1,500 fine by the city Conflict of Interest Board for using her position to land her brother a data-entry job at her school.

Reached at home in Bushwick Monday, Silver’s mother, Denise Ortiz, 57, was still reeling in shock over her daughter’s arrest.

“I don’t know what happened,” said Ortiz, who wouldn’t reveal the nature of Silver’s relationship with Acosta, or identify the child who was traveling with them when they were pinched. “She went to college and I taught her to do the right thing. Her record speaks for itself.”

A relative who answered the door at Acosta’s home said Acosta is Silver’s boyfriend and the child they brought with them to the jail is Silver’s daughter.

“He’s been trying to stay away from trouble,” the relative said of Acosta.


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Federal investigators found police repeatedly violated civil rights in New Jersey's largest city, Newark, and recommended an independent monitor to oversee changes, the U.S. Justice Department announced on Tuesday.

The city has agreed to accept the findings of the DOJ probe, which has been under way since 2011 and suggested ways to stop the "pattern and practice of unconstitutional policing by the Newark Police Department," U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman said in a statement.

Specifically, the report said, police violated rights through stop-and-arrest practices that disproportionately targeted blacks, use of force, stealing property and cracking down on people who lawfully objected to police behavior.

"Today the city of Newark has taken a bold step toward ensuring constitutional policing that better serves all of Newark's residents," Jocelyn Samuels, the DOJ's acting assistant attorney general for the Civil Rights Division, said in the statement.

"The agreement in principle provides a roadmap for reform and underscores the shared determination of the city of Newark and the Department of Justice to making this reform real and sustainable," she said.

Newark Mayor Ras Baraka has said he would accept the rare but not unprecedented move of appointing a monitor, which had been opposed by his predecessor, Cory Booker, who is now a U.S. senator.

Most recently, a monitor was appointed in Oakland, California, in 2012.

Just eight miles from Manhattan, Newark - once a thriving manufacturing center for leather, celluloid and light bulbs - has worked to overcome its image of urban blight and high crime.

The DOJ investigation uncovered a practice of stopping suspects without sufficient justification in nearly 75 percent of pedestrian cases. It also found police disproportionately targeted blacks, who accounted for 85 percent of pedestrian stops and 79 percent of arrests yet are roughly 54 percent of Newark's population.

Police also violated citizens' First Amendment rights by detaining and arresting people who lawfully objected to police actions or behaved in a way that officers perceived as disrepectful.

Excessive force also was cited in the report. More than 20 percent of Newark police officers reported use of force that appeared unreasonable, authorities said.

Finally, the report found theft of citizens' property by officers was rampant, particularly by officers from narcotics and gang units as well as in the prisoner processing unit.

Under the monitor's watch, the Newark Police Department will "develop and implement improvements to its stop, arrest and force policies and procedures, and train its officers on how to conduct effective and constitutional policing," the U.S. Attorney's office said in the statement.

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Philadelphia Eagles safety Keelan Johnson was arrested in Arizona early Saturday after he allegedly pushed a uniformed officer investigating a disturbance outside a Tempe bar.

Johnson was booked into Tempe City Jail on charges of aggravated assault, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest in connection with the incident outside Zuma Grill at 605 S. Mill Ave. at around 2:05 a.m.

Police were arresting Johnson's "associate" on charges of fighting inside Zuma when Johnson "and his associates continued to yell over the officers conducting the interviews," according to a probable cause statement.

The officer had been repeatedly telling Johnson and others to "get back" because they were interfering with an investigation.

Mounted officers, blowing whistles, moved toward Johnson and gave several commands to "back up." When Johnson refused to move, uniformed police "used a directional contact with his right arm to Johnson's chest to get him to move back while giving him commands to move back," court paperwork stated.

Johnson obeyed but then started to move toward investigators again, police said. The officer "gave Johnson a directional contact with his single right arm in the chest while ordering him to 'back up,'" the court document said.

Johnson then "took an athletic stance and gave the victim a two-armed impact push to the victim's chest, striking him with great force, knocking him backwards," court paperwork stated.

Police told Johnson he was under arrested for assaulting a police officer and when they attempted to take him into custody, Johnson passively resisted, pulled away from the officer's grasps and threw his hands into the air and lifted his arms to shoulder level, according to the probable cause statement.

The officer continued to try to move Johnson's arms to his back but he refused to comply, police said. Four officers attempted to detain him and took Johnson to the ground. Once on the ground, Johnson placed his hands behind his back.

During police questioning, Johnson admitted to pushing a uniformed police officer "because the officer pushed him and he didn't feel the officers had a right to ask him, tell him, and then make him move from where he was standing," the court document said.

Johnson said he saw his associate, who he described as a "friend of a friend" who went to the bar with their group, beat up the bouncer inside the bar prior to the arrest, the court document stated.

According to court paperwork, Johnson appeared intoxicated.

Police said the incident took place on a busy sidewalk inside of the Mill Avenue District, which is managed by the Downtown Tempe Community, a nonprofit organization which works in partnership with the businesses in the Mill Avenue District and the City of Tempe, in order to provide a safe environment for the patrons of the area.

Johnson was a four-year letterman at Arizona State, appearing in 49 career games with 18 starts. He is a graduate of Mesa High School, where he was one of the top all-around athletes in the state.

He was signed to the Eagles active roster on Dec. 17, 2013.

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Edgar Sandoval Jul-22-2014 193 0
Cops heard Eric Garner cry that he couldn’t breathe, a recording captured officers violently taking him to the ground and even Mayor de Blasio said he believes the asthmatic father of six was put in a chokehold.

But an NYPD internal report prepared right after his death on Staten Island last Thursday plays down the incident, with supervising officers failing to note the chokehold and insisting Garner was not in “great distress.”

Sgt. Dhanan Saminath told interviewers that the 43-year-old cigarette peddler was in cuffs with cops “maintaining control of him” and that he “did not appear to be in great distress,” the preliminary report obtained by the Daily News shows.

Sgt. Kizzy Adonis told investigators probing the death that “the perpetrator’s condition did not seem serious and that he did not appear to get worse.”

Despite those words, Adonis also said she “believed she heard the perpetrator state that he was having difficulty breathing,” the report states.

A witness who talked to investigators told of a more violent scene.

Taisha Allen, 36, said she saw the two officers take Garner “by the arms and put him on the ground” and that he “struck his head and shoulder on the ground and was telling the officers he couldn’t breathe.”

She also said an officer in a green shirt — Daniel Pantaleo — “had his knee on Mr. Garner’s back and was ordering him to put his hands behind his back.” He’s the officer who appears to put Garner in a chokehold while taking him down.

Even from Italy, de Blasio said he was fairly sure what transpired.

“As an individual who’s no expert in law enforcement, it looked like a chokehold to me,” de Blasio told reporters.

He said he didn’t want to comment on what he thought should happen to the officers involved.

“I ... emphasize that you need a full investigation, because all sides need to be heard and all evidence looked at,” he said.

Videos of the incident show Garner telling police he can’t breathe — and then show him on the ground for several minutes, apparently unconscious and unresponsive to police commands.

Garner’s mother, Gwen Carr, 65, told The News she’s relieved there were recordings so cops couldn’t cover up what happened.

“I don’t want him to have died in vain,” she said. “As people see, it’s just a godsend that we have the video. Just look at the tape.”

Carr said she wants those responsible thrown in jail “just as they would had given my son if the shoe was on the other foot.”

Carr, heartbroken by her son’s death, also questioned why none of the cops or rescue workers on hand attempted CPR.

“It’s just a lack of humanity,” she said. “That’s what it was. He was nothing to them, but he was our people. He was just a big guy on the street.”

Witnesses told investigators that Garner, who weighed 350 pounds, had just broken up a dispute when cops arrived and accused him of passing a cigarette to someone.

Garner denied that he was illegally selling smokes as he struggled with the cops, the recording of the incident shows.

A source said the cops had to use three sets of handcuffs to secure Garner. He was then loaded onto a stretcher and at some point, went into cardiac arrest, the report states.

A police source said cops found four full packs and one partial pack of Newports on Garner, who had a long history of selling untaxed cigarettes.

Pantaleo’s gun and shield were taken away and he and Officer Justin Damico were both put on desk duty pending the results of an internal investigation, police said.

Two EMTs and two paramedics have been suspended without pay, according to a Richmond University Medical Center spokeswoman. A source identified the EMTs as Nicole Palmeri and Stephanie Greenberg.

The internal NYPD report also points out that Damico, Pantaleo and two other cops were prevented from being interviewed for the preliminary report because of a possible criminal investigation.

The video shows at least a half dozen cops at the scene moments after the takedown.

The medical examiner’s office said a preliminary study found no signs of asphyxiation.

The NYPD prohibited the use of chokeholds in 1993. The city’s independent police watchdog has substantiated 10 chokehold cases filed against cops since 2009, but little has happened to the officers involved, records show.

In one of the cases, the cop accused of putting a person in a chokehold lost up to 10 vacation days, records from the Civilian Complaint Review Board show.

In two cases, the department declined to discipline the officers, and in three cases, cops received “instructions,” or retraining. In another case, the cop retired before he could be disciplined, and the three remaining cases are pending, the records show.

About 24 hours after the incident, Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said that it appeared that Garner was put in a chokehold.


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After an 11-year-old girl was shot and killed by a stray bullet while sitting on a friend's bedroom floor, Chicago officials met Monday to discuss the city's recent surge in gun violence.

The girl was just one of 47 shooting victims in Chicago over the weekend, five of which were fatal, according to statistics released by the Chicago Police Department.

Shamiya Adams was brought to a nearby hospital in critical condition on Friday and pronounced dead Saturday morning, according to Anthony Brucci, a spokesman for Cook County Medical Examiner's Office.

She was visiting a friend when a stray bullet from outside the residence struck her, according to Chicago Police Officer Jose Estrada.

No other injuries were reported at that incident, and no one has been arrested or charged, Estrada said. An investigation is ongoing.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel met Monday with the Chicago Police superintendent and community leaders to discuss violence in their city, an event scheduled before the uptick in gun violence over the weekend.

"Our kids only get heard when there is a shot, be it a basketball shot or a bullet shot. There are other kids out there," Emanuel said at the meeting.

"Everybody says, 'So what are you going to do?' As if there's a single thing that's going to resolve this problem," Emanuel said. "It is a communitywide problem, which requires a communitywide solution."

Emanuel went on to say that public safety in Chicago goes beyond police and into investments in after-school and summer job programs, gun law enforcement and penalties and community building.

The violent weekend in Chicago follows a deadly Independence Day weekend when more than 60 people were shot and nine were killed, according to police statistics.

Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy blamed weak gun laws for the spurt of holiday violence.

"There has to come a tipping point where this changes," McCarthy said then of the violence. "The illogical nature of what's happening here -- that government can intercede and prevent this from happening is overwhelming. And I refuse to think otherwise in a great country like America that we can continue to allow this to happen -- not just on a state, but on a federal level."

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Lee Moran Jul-21-2014 187 0
A North Carolina mom-of-five used Craigslist to try and find a home for her kids saw them taken away and put in foster care.

Moshimalee Johnson, 32, took to Craigslist and pleaded for someone to take her kids in after the Durham Department of Social Services refused to help her earlier this month.

"I am currently homeless and looking for someone to take my five kids until I can find a job and a place to live," she wrote in the apartments wanted section of the site.

"I called DSS, and they won't take them," she said in the July 9 posting. "The shelter has a waiting list and Urban Ministries won't let you work if you come there. I am a certified nursing assistant but can't find work due to numerous doctor's appointments because my 6-year-old accidentally hung himself. Please help anyone."


Johnson, who is 8 months pregnant, says that following the posting she had the children — aged 9, 7, 6 and twins who are 2 — taken away and placed into foster care.

Speaking to the News & Observer Wednesday, however, she claims she didn't want to lose her children — rather, she wanted to find a place for them all to live together.

"Maybe I didn't make myself clear. I didn't want to give the kids up. I wanted a place for me and my kids," she said.

Durham County Social Services Director Michael Becketts would not confirm whether the kid were taken away due to the posting.

"You are assuming DSS was aware of the posting. If we don't see it, we don't know it," he told the News & Observer.

Johnson, who lost her health care agency job in 2013 after her minivan broke down and she was late to work too many times because of the bus, was evicted from her apartment and moved her family in with her mom soon after.

She hopes to be reunited with her children once she has a job and a stable home.


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David Harding Jul-21-2014 196 0
A 62-year-old woman, Helen Shabangu, in South Africa has married a 9-year-old boy, Saneie Masilela.

To make matters even weirder, the newly married couple were watched by the bride's long-term husband, Alfred Shabangu, 66.

The couple have five children.

The ceremony took place in Ximhungwe, northeastern South Africa.

The Shabangus claim the wedding took place after they were told by dead ancestors to go ahead with the ceremony.

"My kids and I are happy because we don't have a problem with her marrying the boy — and I don't care what other people say," she said.

The young groom said he also wanted another wedding when he is older.

"I'm happy that I married Helen but I will go to school and study hard," he said, according to The Mirror.

"I'm very happy that the boy chose me and my family support and understand that it is part of making ancestors happy," the 62-year-old bride said.


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Jul-20-2014 172 0
The R.J. Reynolds Tobacco company was whacked with a staggering $23.6 billion in punitive damages in a lawsuit brought by the widow of a chain smoker killed by lung cancer in 1996.

A Pensacola jury also awarded Cynthia Robinson another $16.8 million in compensatory damages Friday, following a four-week trial that left a top Reynolds executive burning mad.

“This verdict goes far beyond the realm of reasonableness and fairness, and is completely inconsistent with the evidence presented,” said company vice president and assistant general counsel J. Jeffrey Raborn.

He vowed to appeal the “runaway verdict” that Robinson’s legal team said was the largest wrongful death payout for a single plaintiff in Florida history.

The company's vice president and assistant general counsel J. Jeffrey Raborn vowed to appeal the verdict, stating that it goes 'far beyond the realm of reasonableness and fairness.'

“The jury wanted to send a statement that tobacco cannot continue to lie to the American people and the American government about the addictiveness of and the deadly chemicals in their cigarettes,” said Christopher Chestnut, one of Robinson’s lawyers.

Co-counsel Willie Gary said the lawsuit’s goal was to stop tobacco companies — including Reynolds, the nation’s second largest — from targeting young consumers with their ads.

“If we don’t get a dime, that’s OK, if we can make a difference and save some lives,” he said.

Robinson, of Pensacola, sued in 2008 on behalf of her husband, Michael Johnson Sr., who died at 36. He started smoking at 13, and the couple married six years before his death. The hotel shuttle bus driver smoked up to three packs a day for two decades — and he went to his grave with a cigarette in his mouth.

“He couldn’t quit,” Cynthia Robinson told Reuters. “He was smoking the day he died.”

The massive jury award was the highest of any individual case brought since a Florida court overturned a $145 billion class action verdict for smokers in 2006.

The ruling stemmed from a trial that ended six years earlier with the jury finding Big Tobacco was negligent, sold defective products and conspired to hide details about health risks. As part of its decision, though, the court ruled smokers and their families filing individual suits would only need to prove addiction and a link between smoking and their deaths.

Gary predicted the stunning payout will stand: “I hope and suspect that we will keep the verdict. The jury sent a message.”

Robinson, of Pensacola, sued in 2008 on behalf of her husband, Michael Johnson Sr., who died at 36.

Reynolds has some legal precedent in its appeal of the jury verdict: The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 2003 that punitive damages should generally not exceed more than nine times the compensatory figure.

The jury deliberated for 11 hours before returning the compensatory payout of $7.3 million to Robinson and $9.6 million to the couple’s son.

Seven hours later, they returned with the multibillion-dollar punitive award.

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Barry Paddock Jul-19-2014 176 0
The rule couldn’t be clearer.

“Members of the NYPD will NOT use chokeholds,” the NYPD patrol guide clearly states. “A chokehold shall include, but is not limited to, any pressure to the throat or windpipe which may prevent or hinder breathing to reduce intakes of air.”

After several people were asphyxiated while in police custody, the NYPD forbade the use of chokeholds in 1983, stating it could only be used when an officer’s life was in danger.

Former Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly banned the use of chokeholds all together in 1993.

About a year later, on Dec. 22, 1994, Bronx resident Anthony Baez died after Police Officer Francis Livoti put him in a chokehold after a football he was throwing around with friends hit the cop’s car.

Livoti was acquitted of negligent homicide, sparking protests across the city. He was fired in 2007. A year later he was convicted in federal court of violating Baez's civil rights and served seven years.

On Friday, Police Commissioner Bratton said the NYPD would issue a reminder that chokeholds are prohibited and would retrain officers if necessary.

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